Mars in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus 23rd May 2023

Mars at 1 degree 28 minutes Leo is square Jupiter at 1 degree 28 minutes Taurus at 5.13 am GMT 6.13 am BST 23rd May 2023.

Accepting more work than you are capable of managing, due to overconfidence in how much you can do, isn’t wise and could lead to failure. In this case pride will come before a fall. Although there may be a perception of having more strength and resilience, physically and psychologically it won’t last as long as you think it will. Gaining more territory whether it’s literally or metaphorically, is challenging but not impossible. You may have a battle on your hands. Being too proud to ask for guidance from those who have gone before you will be foolish and a waste of the assistance that’s available.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Sun in Gemini trine retrograde Pluto in Aquarius 21st May 2023

The Sun at 0 degrees 16 minutes Gemini is trine retrograde Pluto at 0 degrees 16 minutes Aquarius at 1.54 pm GMT 2.54 pm BST.

Self-control benefits your capability to accurately perceive what happens around you and how to articulate your response. Important and life altering changes for self-improvement should be considered and streamlined. Analyse your weaknesses and transform them into strengths or eliminate them. Unusual or innovative methods as part of psychoanalysis will give a better understanding of how you define yourself. If there are elements of your past that randomly arise to torment you, this transit is helpful for coming to terms with how you were affected, so you can evolve and have power over your future.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Leo opposition retrograde Pluto in Aquarius 21st May 2023

Mars at 0 degrees 16 minutes Leo is opposition retrograde Pluto at 0 degrees 16 minutes Aquarius at 3.04 am GMT 4.04 am BST 21st May 2023.

Liberation from the control of those who want to dominate by restricting freedom, will have to be fought for with courage and no intention to surrender. People who want to force their rule on others will face opposition from individuals who object to authority of plutocrats. Loyalties are tested and it will become very clear who is going to stand by you and who isn’t. Compromise is not on the agenda and there are big changes ahead whether you like it or not. Taking the lead and directing a course of action where you want it to go has its challenges; slowing down or stopping risks defeat.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Jupiter in Taurus square retrograde Pluto in Aquarius 18th May 2023

Jupiter at 0 degrees 18 minutes Taurus is square retrograde Pluto at 0 degrees 18 minutes Aquarius at 12.50 am GMT 1.50 am BST 18th May 2023.

Rebelling against the beliefs of the majority that has been integrated into society will be hard going; even if they are logically proven to be wrong. This is because certain beliefs have been maintained for so long, there will be immense resistance if they’re challenged. Taking control of your finances, especially investments, loans and debts is not necessarily the nicest of experiences. Not doing so could be severely financially destructive; it can’t be ignored. Harsh truths about how much is spent and how big debts have become may be overwhelming; doing nothing will make matters worse. Also wasting money is extremely inadvisable. You will need as much financial reserves as you can build up, so you have freedom from worrying about not having enough to live on if your income suddenly decreases and costs rise.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces 15th May 2023

Mars at 27 degrees 7 minutes Cancer is trine Neptune at 27 degrees 7 minutes Pisces at 1.44 pm GMT 2.44 pm BST 15th May 2023.

Pouring your energy into what you care about and want to develop will come naturally right now with no restrictions to get in the way. Putting your dreams into action will feel unreal and thrilling. Do what feels right, even if it doesn’t seem logical or makes any sense to those around you. Charity begins at home and ether is the urge to improve the domestic environment, so it will be more comfortable for you to retreat to. Although you may be willing to help others if they would benefit from your support; your priority will be to feather your own nest.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Venus in Cancer trine Saturn in Pisces 13th May 2023

Venus at 6 degrees 12 minutes Cancer is trine Saturn at 6 degrees 12 minutes Pisces at 6.58 am GMT 7.58 am BST 13th May 2023.

Stable relationships where there is mutual support when it’s needed are very much appreciated. This transit can be used to reinforce these relationships with gestures to show how much they’re valued. Fair weather friends shouldn’t wait for much attention from you because your true friends will be treated as a priority. What you expect from those closest to you will be reasonable and you will forgive or not care about their flaws. Financial matters concerning what you spend and earn can be realistically assessed to see what to improve without being harsh on yourself. Getting creative about adding more options to your earnings is a positive step forward.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Mars in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus 29th April 2023

Mars at 18 degrees 22 minutes Cancer is sextile Uranus at 18 degrees 22 minutes Taurus at 8.05 pm GMT 9.05 pm BST 29th April 2023.

You could find you’re not in the mood to be restricted and you will find a way to get past anything or anyone who could hold you back. It’s strangely comforting to take the initiative to radically change what you routinely rely upon to provide stability in your life. This probably won’t be outlandish, but it can keep you on your toes. Patience and impatience alternate erratically according to the speed of how people respond to you. Fortunately, this should be well timed, so you can use tactics to do what wasn’t possible for you to do previously. Aggression won’t work but stubbornness and determination will.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Sun in Taurus sextile Saturn in Pisces 25th April 2023

The Sun at 4 degrees 59 minutes Taurus is sextile Saturn at 4 degrees 59 minutes Pisces at 10.49 am GMT 11.49 am BST 25th April 2023.

The lessons learned during experiences when you were vulnerable were necessary to make you a stronger and more resilient person. It’s time to construct your life into how you want to live. This won’t happen rapidly, but putting together the foundations is a good start for now. Being self-disciplined without punishing yourself, or working too hard is the most productive option to take. If you need to tap into the knowledge of an expert of a particular area, they should be willing to help if they see you would make good use of their assistance. If an individual requires you expertise it will be because you fell an obligation and a duty to offer it to them.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Sun in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius 20th April 2023

The Sun at 0 degrees 20 minutes Taurus is square Pluto at 0 degrees 20 minutes Aquarius at 4.23 pm GMT 5.23 pm BST 20th April 2023.

Putting a lot of pressure on yourself won’t be as productive as you want it to be. Radical change may be needed, but at the same time you could be more resistant than you thought you would be. Letting go of old habits and methods that you have regularly relied on can no longer serve you as it once did. When confronting people in a position of power and authority, you will certainly struggle to make any progress if both of you are as stubborn as each other. However, it doesn’t mean you should give in. It will test stamina and resistance; you could find hidden strengths that increase your resilience.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.

Venus in Gemini trine Pluto in Aquarius 11th April 2023

Venus at 0 degrees 16 minutes Gemini is trine Pluto at 0 degrees 16 minutes Aquarius at 10.11 am GMT 11.11 am BST 11th April 2023.

This transit gives immense pleasure that freedom brings and clears the way to make vital changes to improve your life. Relationships initiated now can be intense without being suffocating. Independence and having control placed in your hands could be a little daunting at first, but having a connection with your supporters, even if it’s only vocal support, can give you the push you need to go forward and not hesitate. Power to the people is a strong theme at the moment with those who share the same ideals. Information is power and the reach of various routes of communication can make it unstoppable.

© Sarah Cochrane 2023.